• | Apr 04, 2016

1. Rocket

Consistently great coffee to keep you awake and locations throughout the city make Rocket a consistent bet when you're looking for a cafe to get productive. It gets really busy for lunch but the rest of the day is quiet, meaning it's often the best option for a meeting after 7pm. Coffee starts from B85 for an Americano while sandwiches range are around B200-300. The swankiest one is Rocket Siwilai, which has stunning views of the British Embassy and the Nai Lert Park gardens. 
Four branches: Sathorn Soi 12, Central Embassy, Sukhumvit Soi 49, 72 Courtyard (Soi Thonglor). 
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One thing we’ll miss when TCDC finally moves to its new digs at the Grand Postal Building is those sweeping views of Benjasiri Park. A membership here starts from a mere B200 for 10 days, meaning it’s still one of the cheapest places to work all day with free Wi-Fi and plenty of beautiful books without having to buy coffee. Yearly memberships are B600 for Thai students, B1,200 for Thais and B3,600 for non-Thais.
6/F, The Emporium, 662 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-664-8448. BTS Phrom Phong
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3. Growth Cafe and Co.

Some co-working spaces tend to look a lot like serviced offices, which is fine for those who don’t have an office. But if you’re just trying to get a break from your regular desk, we like the coffee shop atmosphere here. The co-working space can be rented for as little as B190 per 3 hours, and students enjoy discounts of up to B60 per day. Perks include high-speed Wi-Fi, multiple power sockets, snack bar, lockers and security cameras. Coffee ranges from B60 for an espresso to B130 for the Growth Mocha Frappe.
2-4/F, 236/8-9 Rama 1 Soi 2 (Siam Square), 086-778-8163. BTS Siam
Huawei Mate 8 Productivity Tip: Know your phone's shortcuts, like using the volume button to trigger camera functions, which is pretty standard across smartphones. With the Huawei Mate 8, being a pro user reaches a whole new level thanks to the “knuckle gestures” such as double-tapping the screen with your knuckle to take a screenshot. 
Casa Lapin Sukhumvit 26

4. Oneday Forward

The fourth branch of the hip cafe Casa Lapin is much more than a coffee shop. This Sukhumvit Soi 26 project also features a hostel, co-working space and a restaurant. The hostel, dubbed Oneday Pause, offers dorm-style accommodation priced at B650-B2,400, while Oneday Forward co-working space costs B350 per day and offers four types of work spaces: individual desk, group work, coffee shop style and meeting room for 8-12 people.
Sukhumvit Soi 26. Co-working space is open 24 hours. BTS Phrom Phrong. onedaybkk.com
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5. Ease Cafe & CoWorking Space 

Set in a standalone house tucked off the main soi, Ari's new cafe and co-working space goes for a suitably laid-back vibe. Prices for the upstairs co-working space begin at B120/2 hours including high-speed Wi-Fi and the use of a printer/scanner. There are also meeting rooms catering for up to 10 people (B400 per hour) which include a TV and whiteboard, as well as bean bags where you can curl up with the local cool cat, Mang-mee, who was there long before the cafe opened.
40/1 Soi Ari, 092-828-5424. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Ari. www.fb.com/Easebkk

The Huawei Mate 8’s gorgeous metallic unibody design with chamfered edges and luxurious sandblasted finish makes for an incredibly slim phone with 7.9mm edges despite the high-capacity battery and bleeding-edge camera. And with a 6-inch 2.5D Diamond Cut Glass screen (1080 x 1920 pixels), pictures and HD video shot with the Sony 16MP IMX298 sensor are bound to look stunning. The Mate 8’s 4000mAh battery can play high-definition video for 17 hours straight, and navigate the web for 20. It all takes place blindingly fast thanks to the Mate 8’s new Kirin 950 chipset, which makes it the first smartphone to feature TSMC’s 16 nm FinFET Plus chip technology. Through in cool tricks like Huawei’s unique knuckle gestures and you’ve got a phone that get work done quickly, smoothly, without ever running out of juice.
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